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    Hey all,

    I recently have blown a line or seal in my power steering gear assy. I was spec-ing out parts prices from online GM parts dealers when I noticed that there was two available gear assys.... a "performance package" and a "standard package".

    Does anyone know what the difference is? The pricing was very similar, in fact, I think the "performance" item was a couple dollars cheaper.

    Are there any autocrossers, or enthusiants, who have a recommendation on what I should do for replacement? Is there any aftermarket companies with a stronger replacement? I do intend to really beat the steering up on a few road courses.

    Thanks for the advice!

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    Oh, also... is this something I could replace in my driveway "speed shop"? Or am I better off sending it out to a garage?

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    ...it can be something you can do in your drive way....if you have the right tools....for example..the power steering pulley puller...oh and the only performance i can think about regarding the power steering is not having one at all....(free pulley!) but thats just retarded(if its a street car).....you should be able to do it yourself

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    Whereas I was tempted to do the pump, the problem lies in the gear assy. (it may be easier to just call this the steering rack) .... so I don't think I will need to take the PS pulley off for that.... correct me if I'm mistaken?

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    "Blown a seal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTODD View Post
    "Blown a seal"
    Did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szalkerous View Post
    Did I miss something?
    Sorry, old comedian joke. He then says "leave my personal life out of it" after being told he had "blown a seal". Just remined me of it in your original post.

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    Oh, alright, that makes sense! I was starting to think I said something foolish, i.e. everyone blows a seal or two on the late model F's and they're a weak point, and everyone but me knew it..... OR that for some reason beyond me they never go at all.....

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